Global access to higher education on the rise

The director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College charted trends in university systems across the globe during a talk Tuesday at Harvard, the Harvard Crimson reports. In particular, Director Philip G. Altbach said poor people around the world continue to see growing access to higher education. He used the United States as an example: “From the 1960s up to today, we see a tendency of higher education in the United States moving from being only accessible to elites, to including general masses of people, and ultimately towards the direction of being universally accessible.”

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